Leadership, Careers

CISO Salaries, What is a BISO, and Keeping Teams Motivated – BSW #274

In the leadership and communications section, CISO salaries balloon, likely spurred by demand, 4 Steps to Being an Authentic Leader, Keeping Your Team Motivated When the Company Is Struggling, and more!

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Matt Alderman
Matt Alderman
VP, Product at Living Security
  1. 1. CISO salaries balloon, likely spurred by demand - Tenure matters, but not as you might suspect. Median total cash compensation fell for CISOs who have been in their roles at least five years, Heidrick & Struggles found.
  2. 2. What is a BISO? Everything you need to know 2022 and 2023 - Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) often lack deep levels of business expertise. Executives often lack a clear understanding of cyber security. Requesting for either of these positions to holistically understand the other may be too tall of an order. To bridge the gaps, the BISO has a role to play.
  3. 3. 4 Steps to Being an Authentic Leader - Four Steps to Being True to Your Nature: 1. Accept your nature. 2. Get feedback. 3. Deeply rest. 4. Empower yourself.
  4. 4. Cybersecurity: How Not To Waste Money - Security should be every enterprise’s top priority. Just remember that simply throwing money at the problem isn't the answer.
  5. 5. Social engineering, computer fraud ruled legally distinct - Two different kinds of fraud, says judge while throwing out lawsuit against insurer. In the dismissal order, the US District Court for Minnesota found that the two policy agreements are mutually exclusive, as well as finding SJ's claim fell squarely into its social engineering fraud agreement with Travelers, which has a cap of $100,000.
  6. 6. Keeping Your Team Motivated When the Company Is Struggling - Leading through tough times — layoffs, budget cuts, ongoing troubling events — is the hallmark of great leadership. Doing it well is often counterintuitive. Rather than reaching for a pep talk, a team-building event, or a nice dinner (all of which have a time and place), step back and consider the deeper, messier emotional experiences that lie beneath the tough times. More than anything, those you lead need to feel understood, validated, and supported. Give them that, and they can find their way back to choosing higher levels of motivation. There are helpful steps you can take to help them do just that. But it’s important that you start with an accurate assessment of what is actually happening. First, understand that motivate isn’t a verb. It’s a choice. It’s not something you can do to or for others. What you can do is create the conditions in which those you lead choose to be as motivated as circumstances will allow. The author presents several ways to do this.
Ben Carr
Ben Carr
CISO at Cradlepoint
Lee Neely
Lee Neely
Information Assurance APL at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Tyler Robinson
Tyler Robinson
Director of Offensive Security & Research at Trimarc and Founder & CEO of Dark Element at Trimarc Security
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